Performance Management

In this edition we look at Hitachi Global Storage Technologies' Ultrastar 15K147, NetScout Systems' nGenius Performance Manager 3.0, FullArmor's IntelliPolicy for Clients 1.5 and Sandstorm Enterprises' LANWatch 7.0.

June 17, 2005

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NetScout Systems nGenius Performance Manager 3.0

Promising more granular insight into network traffic performance, NetScout announced nGenius Performance Manager version 3.0, part of its High-Definition Performance Management Technology. 3.0 adds the ability to display granular historical application and network performance metrics " as fine as one minute with corresponding one-second peak values. All applications, all hosts and all conversations on the network can be seen by IT as well, including P2P applications that can use up resources such as Kazaa, Shareasa, and Morpheus.

Upgrades have been made to other nGenius System products. The Flow Recorder 3.0 forensics and audit trail solution for troubleshooting, failure analysis and compliance monitoring enahnced HTTP session reconstruction and replay as well as playback of VoIP calls, pattern matching and alarming, and direct connection to Ethernet segments have been added for forensics and troubleshooting use. $50,000; upgrade to version 3.0 free. NetScout Systems, (800) 357-7666. www.netscout.com

FullArmor IntelliPolicy for Clients 1.5

Designed to eliminate certain security vulnerabilities on Windows desktops, IntelliPolicy for Clients 1.5 lets you assign rights to applications such as Outlook and Word without giving users local administrative privileges. It also can change the local admin password on all enterprise machines at user-defined intervals, always keeping the new password encrypted. Starts at $7 per managed machine. FullArmor, (800) 653-1783, (617) 457-8100. www.fullarmor.com

Sandstorm Enterprises LANWatch 7.0

This software-based packet analyzer monitors traffic in real time, examining and verifying network protocols in both hexadecimal and formatted venues. Version 7.0 introduces DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) support, including parsing for HIPAA compliance. Starts at $695. Sandstorm Enterprises, (781) 333-3200. www.sandstorm.net0

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